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Industrial Digital Transformation

By : Shyam Varan Nath, Ann Dunkin, Mahesh Chowdhary, Nital Patel
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Industrial Digital Transformation

By: Shyam Varan Nath, Ann Dunkin, Mahesh Chowdhary, Nital Patel

Overview of this book

Digital transformation requires the ability to identify opportunities across industries and apply the right technologies and tools to achieve results. This book is divided into two parts with the first covering what digital transformation is and why it is important. The second part focuses on how digital transformation works. After an introduction to digital transformation, you will explore the transformation journey in logical steps and understand how to build business cases and create productivity benefit statements. Next, you’ll delve into advanced topics relating to overcoming various challenges. Later, the book will take you through case studies in both private and public sector organizations. You’ll explore private sector organizations such as industrial and hi-tech manufacturing in detail and get to grips with public sector organizations by learning how transformation can be achieved on a global scale and how the resident experience can be improved. In addition to this, you will understand the role of artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning in digital transformation. Finally, you’ll discover how to create a playbook that can ensure success in digital transformation. By the end of this book, you’ll be well-versed with industrial digital transformation and be able to apply your skills in the real world.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: The "Why" of Digital Transformation
Section 2: The "How" of Digital Transformation

Sustaining the pace of transformation

Now that we have reviewed the critical success factors for a transformation and have looked at examples of playbooks, we're ready to talk about sustaining and scaling digital transformation. When we talk about scaling a transformation, we need to go back to the ideas at the beginning of this chapter and ensure that we are clear on the goals for the transformation. There are a number of potential goals for your transformation. Three of the most common ones are these:

  • Delivery of a single product or process
  • Creation of a digital center of excellence
  • Transformation of the entire enterprise

Next, we will review each goal in more detail.

Delivery of a single product or process

If the goal of your transformation was to deliver a single product, then once you have delivered that product or process, there is no need to sustain your transformation. However, few organizations have any interest in a one-off transformation...